It’s becoming increasingly common for teens to show symptoms of anxiety. Though all teenagers will go through some anxious moments, many teens develop anxiety disorders that affect their day-to-day lives. According to the CDC, approximately 5.8 million children between the ages of 3 and 17 will be diagnosed with anxiety at some point during their Read more..
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Children who have been through the foster care system often have attachment issues. These attachment disorders are primarily due to the emotional trauma the foster care system has on the child. These children often have a Reactive Attachment Disorder and have severe trouble managing their emotions. These teenagers find it difficult to establish proper connections Read more..
The teen years are a weird time in life. If you think back to your teen years, you probably get a mix of nostalgic and cringe-worthy memories. Most adults wouldn’t choose to relive their high school years given the opportunity, and there’s a good reason. The teen years are a giant mashup of emotions, stressors, Read more..
Depression and anxiety are genuine mental health concerns for many teenagers. All teens will experience periods of depression and anxiety at some point. However, for some teens, their bouts of depression or chronic anxiety can be life-changing. Their mental illness can pose problems at home, at school, and in social settings. As the parent of Read more..
When your teen starts screaming at you, genuine communication comes to a screeching halt. You’re either defensive and just trying to ride it out, or you take a more offensive approach and start screaming back. In either situation, neither of you is connecting with the other. The verbal attack overrides all sense of personal connection. Read more..
Having an older teen who still acts out is one of the hardest things to deal with as a parent. Once your teen is over 18, they are technically an adult. Even though they may still act like a child, you can’t legally treat them like a child. Your options for helping a troubled teen Read more..
Deciding to send your troubled teen to boarding school can be a very difficult decision to make. In most cases, it is probably the last resort. After years of struggling with your teen’s behavior, you have finally come to the conclusion that boarding school is the best option. But now you are faced with another Read more..
At Sundance Canyon Academy, we hear from many parents at their wit’s end with their out-of-control teens. Life at home doesn’t feel safe due to their teen’s behavior, and they don’t know their legal options. We are writing on this topic today to help parents understand their legal options and provide tips for dealing with Read more..